Monday, October 29, 2012

Random Monday

* Why is it so cold already? I am praying for anyone in the path of the hurricane and anyone facing worse weather than I am (probably most of the US) but, wow, I do not like being this cold this early in the season.

* I didn't watch any of the last two games of the world series. So I had to look up the results today. Way to go, Giants, I guess. Sweeping the other guys is a pretty cool way to win. Also, it makes me feel less sad about losing in the play-offs. There's less shame in losing to the team that goes on to sweep the series. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.

* My football experiment isn't going well right now. I've given up Yahoo (among other things) until the election is over and Yahoo is my primary sports news aggregate. So there's still time to influence me, is what I'm saying. Just don't suggest the Panthers. Even their own true fans have no idea what's going on with that team.

* Two of the girls and I were very excited to get back to school this morning after our unscheduled "Mom is too sick to do anything" break last week. The other girl was less enthusiastic but eventually came around. It felt great to have a stack of things accomplished before lunch time.

 Sweet Pea is now learning about the oh-so powerful silent E at the end of words. She seems to be getting it so far, but then today her sight word to memorize, because it breaks the "rule", was "have".

"How come words are allowed to break the rules?" She asked.

Her oldest sister chimed in, "That's just English for you."

But it was all in good fun, you understand. We're homeschoolers. We love English and grammar and writing and run-on sentences.

* This is how the Lili Monster greeted me when I emerged from my bedroom this morning (before hot cup of tea or visit to the bathroom or anything): "Hi, Mommy! Make me breakfast!"

Her current tricks include: talking (a lot), messing with the computer and protesting (once removed) that she was "Tryin' talk Jo-Jo!" (her similar age cousin that lives five hours away and whom we occasionally Skype), taking off all her clothes (seriously. The child is a nudist at heart. A church friend informed me last night that our youngest tried to strip down in the nursery at church.), and being generally into everything. No progress on the potty training front, yet. But she will tell us when she wants a diaper change so I suppose that's a good thing.

* When I was sick last week I went on a Ngaio Marsh vintage mystery reading binge. I thought I was reading them in order, using the publication dates inside. Turns out, I was not. So I printed out a list of the mysteries in chronological order so that I can continue the series as it was meant to be read. But it really annoys me that I read most of them in a mixed-up fashion.

Yes, this is the kind of thing that annoys me to no end. Books should be read in the correct order. And don't even get me started about how publishers are trying to get kids to read The Magician's Nephew before The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. It's not right people. It's just not right.

So, what's going on in your corner of the world?
 This post is linked to Random Monday at Not Inadequate.


Deb said...

I am with you on the book thing! That is one thing that bugs me about the kindle books - the publication date is the date it was made electronic, not the date the book was originally written. I can't read series books all mixed up! I must read them in the correct order!

tressays said...

Your last point cracked me up. My oldest will not read anything out of order. He agrees about the Magician's Nephew. It doesn't even matter that he has to wait weeks for the next book in a series. He will not skip one to read the next. It just won't happen. Lol

Traci's Teaching Times said...

Hope you are feeling better now. I don't like the cold weather so soon either. I have to agree with you all about reading books out of order. I can't stand to do that. I don't even like to flip over in a book to see what is happening. I like order and surprises.
I loved it when you said your 2 year old was asking for Classical music for nap time, love it.

April said...

So glad that you're joining Random Mondays! It feels like we're part of some not so secret club or something. I don't comment as often as I should, but you're one of my favorite bloggers and I come here consistently. I think I'm going to order L'Engle's book from Amazon, hope you get some affiliate $$ for it. I used your link.

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